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Apr 2016 back issue
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Alfredo Chiarappa To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.alfredochiarappa.com Born in Melfi in 1982, I got a degree in Graphic Design at Politecnico of Milan. I became interested in photography and filmmaking because I think there are no better means to tell stories. My work has been focusing on young generations in countries that have undergone strong political changes. I started my professional carrier in 2011 with a project concerning how young Russian generations spend their nights in St Petersbourg. The project name is “Crossing Leningrad” and was published in Burn Magazine; part of it was published in Italian magazines such as D - La Repubblica. Since then, I have been working as a freelance photographer and film-maker for editorial and corporate works.
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Amlan Sanyal To commission him or to request prints of his work: amlansany@gmail.com My name is Amlan Sanyal. I am a teacher by profession and a freelance documentary photographer based in Siliguri, a small town in sub-Himalayan Bengal (India). I strive to capture storytelling-images as well as insightful, emotion provoking yet, realistic sort of frames. I love capturing the colorful glimpses of the daily life in India. Street Photography/Documentary is my favourite way of looking at the world and taking photographs gives me the power to stop time, appreciate the truth of the moment and question myself. Some of my memorable achievements are winning the POTM in Epson Fotoflock, publications in National Geographic Magazine, Showcase in Smart Photography Magazine, Asian Photography Magazine, PhotoPlus Magazine (UK), The DPhoto Inspiration & articles, 121clicks, 205dpi Magazine, few nominations at World Street Photography Awards and International digital salon acceptances. I have also received good placements and reviews in some competitions and my work has been published in various print and online magazines and blogs. I am also a contributor to Getty Images and National Geographic stock photography. But as a great success I consider
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Aron Klein To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.aronklein.co.uk Aron Klein is a self-taught photographer from London whose passion for photography started in early 2000 where as a teen he documented the nocturnal adventures of friends in the London graffiti scene. His love and fixation with photography later grew at university where he spent months locked away in the dark room developing and honing in his skills and understanding of light, continuously striving for perfection and always expanding his skill set. Aron’s determination to capture moments has led him around the world, working on an extraordinarily diverse range of jobs from shooting festivals across Europe to capturing Burning Man in the Nevada desert, through to documenting pilgrims at the worlds highest pilgrimage site on the roof of the world in Tibet.  Aron is currently available for bookings in the UK and abroad. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any projects, bookings or collaborations.
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.damianbirdphotography.com Damian Bird, is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Printing where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism.  In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 13 years, Alice.  As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan (Aug 2013). He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines  including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine.
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He lives with his wife and four children in Devon, England.
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Probal Banerjee To commission him or request prints of his work: probal.banerjee@yahoo.com My name is Probal Banerjee. I am a working professional and I work so that I can take pictures. For me life is a story, and each moments is a frame. I believe every moments have their own importance, you just need to feel it. That's what I do, I feel it and keep it with me. You don't always need to travel miles to take pictures, what you see everyday, might be interesting for others.
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Kanishka Mukherji To commission him or to request prints of his work: kanishka2385@gmail.com I am Kanishka Mukherji. I did my Masters in Marine Science holding a First Class 2nd rank. Presently I am working in State Bank of India. I started doing photography just 2 and a half years  back. My current gear includes Nikon D5100, a Nikkor 18-105mm lens, and a Nikkor 35 mm 1.8g lens. According to me, a  photograph is a bridge between the subject and the viewer. A photograph should compel the viewers to think and be one with the subject. Each photograph should should tell a story and give a jerk to the thought process  of the viewers. And as my brother, philosopher and guide,  Mr. Joydeep Mukherjee says, "Click for a cause, not applause" , I also believe in the same, clicking to express the story of the subject and not to impress anyone. Despite my busy work schedule I manage to take some time out to sneak into the world and bring out the untold stories from the life of people.
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Michael Gaffney To request prints of his work: www.proud.co.uk or www.mikegaffneyphoto.com An award-winning photojournalist, Michael Gaffney was left disappointed in 1977 when the untimely death of Elvis Presley left him without an opportunity to ever photograph the legend. Vowing to never let this happen again, Gaffney went on a mission to photograph another legend of the time – Muhammad Ali. His determination paid off and in the year 1977-8, Ali asked Gaffney to be his personal photographer, the result was a series of intimate images depicting the boxer both in and outside the ring. Proud Galleries hosted Gaffney’s work, entitled Muhammad Ali: The Champ in 2010.
Paul Blackmore To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.paulblackmore.com Paul Blackmore is a Sydney based photographer. His most recent book At Water’s Edge is the long-awaited publication that explores the intimate relationship between humanity and its most vital natural resource. At Water’s Edge builds on Paul’s previous studies of humanity’s relationship to nature in a globalised world. His first book Australians: Responses to the Land looked at the how the tough Australian environment animates and influences Australian culture. In the book’s introduction, acclaimed Australian writer David Malouf writes: “In Paul Blackmore’s world these people are allowed the dignity of their ordinariness; he seeks out what is touching in them. This collection is full of such moments of affection and uncondescending regard for the lives of others. For all its grimness, the world he presents is aglow with life, and little incidental beauties, and an abiding mystery.” In At Water’s Edge Blackmore has again sought the truth in the lives of others; revealing the beauty of the intimate and often vulnerable relationship individuals have with water, whilst simultaneously exploring the global situation of water scarcity.
Bruce Jackson To commission him or to request prints of his work: brucejacksonphotography.us Bruce Jackson is a photographer, filmmaker and writer. He is currently SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture at University at Buffalo. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow. For his documentary work, the French government named him chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters and Chevalier in the National Order of Merit. His work has been exhibited in 25 solo exhibits and many group exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Venice Bienale, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Galleri View (Oslo), Circolo Gianni Bosio (Rome), Exit Gallery (NYC), George Eastman Museum (Rochester) and other venues. His most recent photography books are Inside the Wire: Photographs from Texas and Arkansas Prisons (University of Texas Press, 2013),  Being There: Bruce Jackson Photographs 1962-2012 (Burchfield Penny Art Center 2013), In this timeless time: Living and Dying on Death Row in America (with Diane Christian; University of North Carolina Press and Center for Documentary Studies, 2012). In fall 2016, SUNY Press will publish his American Chartres: Buffalo’s Waterfront Grain Elevators.
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Ken Light To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.kenlight.com Ken Light has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, focusing on social issues facing America for over 40 years. His work has been published in nine books, including, What’s Going On? Coal Hollow, Delta Time, To The Promised Land, With These Hands, Texas Death Row and Valley of Shadows and Dreams. He is also the author of the text Witness in Our Time: Lives of Working Documentary Photographers, now in its second edition. His work has been in numerous photo essays in magazines, newspapers and a variety of media (electronic & film), and presented in over 180 exhibitions worldwide including one person shows at the International Center for Photography (NYC), Oakland Museum of California, S.E. Museum of Photography, Visual Studies Workshop, Smith College Art Museum, Visa pour L’image Perpignan (France) and the San Jose Museum of Art.  He is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley. He was the Laventhal Visiting Professor at Columbia University and was a co-founder of Fotovision, and the International Fund for Documentary Photography at Mother Jones Magazine.
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Patrick Ward To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.patrickwardphoto.com During the last five decades Patrick Ward, born in London in 1937, has continuously photographed the English at play, bringing a wry and affectionate eye to his images of their eccentric and often bizarre rituals.His interest in photography began while  completing compulsory military service in the 1950s. The only escape from army camp then was an evening course and Patrick chose photography. By some miracle his then girlfriend sent him the seminal book, The Family of Man, a photographic monument to the joys and tribulations of life, as edited by the great Edward Steichin. The dye was cast. A full time photography course was followed by a much more rewarding learning curve assisting John Chillingworth, of Picture Post fame. His was a generous influence, helping Patrick to make the leap from student to working photographer. Patrick then went freelance and was lucky to catch the new wave of newspaper colour magazines springing up in the early 1960s. He worked with the Observer and Sunday Times magazines and later for the Telegraph Magazine during the 1960s and 1970s, travelling widely on assignments.  In 1980 a Bicentennial Fellowship allowed him to explore America for a year and this led  on to assignments from American journals, Including
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Richard Renaldi To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.renaldi.com Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. Renaldi is represented by Benrubi Gallery, New York and Robert Morat Galerie Hamburg. Manhattan Sunday Renaldi’s fourth book is to be published by the Aperture Foundation in the fall of 2016, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009), and Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014). In 2015 he was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.
Jamey Stillings To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.jameystillingsprojects.com Jamey Stillings' career spans documentary, fine art and commercial assignment projects. He earned a BA in Art from Willamette University, an MFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has a diverse range of national and international commission clients. Stillings' work is in the collections of the United States Library of Congress, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Nevada Museum of Art, and several private collections. Select publications include: The New York Times Magazine, TIME Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian, ART Magazin, LensWork, Neue Energie, New Scientist, and Newsweek Japan. Select recent milestones include: FotoFest 2016, Solo Exhibition, Houston, TX; The Epson Creativity Award 2015; TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2015; 2016 SPE National Conference Featured Speaker; TEDxABQ speaker, Sept. 2014; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Solo Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO, Oct. 2014; Etherton Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, AZ, Nov. 2014: Eliot Porter Grant recipient 2013; Critical Mass 2013 Solo Exhibition Award.
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Blackmore’s many photo essays and stories, published in such international media as Time, L’Express, Le Monde and Geo, have established him as a much sought-after collectable photographer. He has gained prominence through his exhibitions at Camera One New York, Stills Gallery Sydney, Perpignan France and the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. In 2010 a series of photos from At Water’s Edge were exhibited at the esteemed Biennale D’Limage France and in 2012, at the Leonardo Museum Salt Lake City. Blackmore is one of a new generation of photojournalists – reporters of reality –whose elegant, coherent and enduring observations function as both valuable records of social change and stunning fine-art images.
National Geographic Traveler and the Smithsonian Magazine.Throughout this period Patrick continued his personal project of photographing the English at  play, mostly in black and white. Patrick’s primary concern has always been to simply and honestly document individual  people, whatever their social background.  In 2014 Patrick published a collection of his personal work titled Being English.
Josef Schulz To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.josefschulz.com Josef Schulz, born 1966 in Biskupiec, Poland. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, with Prof. Bernd Becher and Prof. Thomas Ruff graduated in 2002. He had numerous exhibitions all over the world, and was part of important photo festivals, like CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto and FIF, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Josef Schulz won the European Architectural Photography Prize 2001 and got a Grant of the ZF-Kulturstiftung Friedrichshafen, the Kodak und Large Format Inkjet Award and was the Winner of the Festival „Voies Off“ de Recontres d Arles, France. Hi work was featured most recently on numerous blogs and the websites of PBS, Huffpost.com, De Morgen, Gazeta Wyborcza and Suedeutsche. He is represented in the prestigious collections like UBS, Deutscher Bundestag, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Deutsche Börse and FRAC, France.
Steven Benson To commission him or to request prints of his work: stevenbensonphotographer.com Steven Benson is a Professor of Photography/Video at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona State College. Steven received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is the recipient of three Creative Artist Grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a NEA/ArtsMidwest Fellowship. Collections include the Museum of Fine Art- Houston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou and Museet for Fotokunst-Denmark. Feature articles about his work have appeared in European Photography (Germany), Katalog (Denmark), Creative Camera (England), American Photo, CameraArts, Halation, Urbanautica.com, PhotoMondo.dk, Cerise Press and South X Southeast Magazine. Solo exhibitions include the Centre Georges Pompidou and photography festivals, biennials and triennials in Argentina, South Korea, Germany, Syria, Poland, China, Denmark and FotoFest (2004 & 2008).  His book, The Cost of Power in China: The Three Gorges Dam and the Yangtze River Valley, was published by Black Opal Press (2006) with essays by A.D. Coleman and Dai Qing.  His work was the subject of a retrospective at the Southeast Museum of Photography during 2012, “Steven Benson: Space and Time-Forty Years in Photographs”.
He has been an educator, fine art and commercial freelance photographer for more than 30 years. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education. Steven is currently on the board (VP) of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)-Greater Florida and SNAP SPACE, SNAP ORLANDO, SNAP MIAMI. Steven has specializations in editorial, annual report and advertising photography.  He has been sent on assignment throughout North America and Europe, as well as, Mexico, the Caribbean, Russia, Brazil and Japan for clients such as AT&T, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Unisys, Borg-Warner, Allied Signal, Hughes JVC Technology Corporation and Canadian National Railroad, among others.
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recognition of people in social networks that follow and appreciate my work regular. Though a teacher by profession, I will always be a student when it comes to photography. Check out my work at : www.amlansanyal.blogspot.com https://500px.com/amlansanyal https://www.flickr.com/photos/amlansanyal
Stillings' new book, The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, was published by Steidl in late 2015. Nazraeli Press published his previous monograph, The Bridge at Hoover Dam, in 2011.
Olga Karlovac To commission her or to request prints of her work: olga-karlovac-photography.com I was born in Dubrovnik 39 years ago, currently I live in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. I have been actively photographing for couple of years. For me it is a way of life and a chance to express myself. Mostly I do street photography. I love to walk through the town and capture moments, people and anything that I feel drawn to. When I am not on the streets I enjoy meditating in nature.
Vidhyaa To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.vidhyaa.pics Currently live in Abu Dhabi, passionate photographer, I specialise in portraits & News paper photography. I always try to capture a uniqueness in each photograph. My love for photography began in 2012; which relaxes and excites me a lot, I love photographing people, faces, documenting the events culture, colors, texture and liveliness of life. My vision is to explore globally, I love walking long way with music and my camera in the streets of a large city.I have won, published, sold,exhibited several photographs in many international magazines and in local media and exhibiting and finalist in the 8th Edition of the Pollux Awards in people  and exhibiting in Berlin Germany by 6 October 2016.
Sam Wolson To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.samwolson.com Sam Wolson is a freelance photographer and multimedia producer from Detroit, Michigan currently based out of Nairobi Kenya. His work focuses on issues around public space and marginalized communities in the global south and across the United States. He has been published in New York Times Lens Blog, Newsweek, Slate, Mashable, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and was a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle. He has won awards and scholarships from PDN Photo Annual, AP Images, The Eddie Adams Workshop, the Look3 festival and attended the New York Times Portfolio review and has exhibited work across the United States.
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Life is a quintessential element of my photography because they say, "it is more important to click with people than to click the shutter".
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